Man cannot live without love. He remains a being that is incomprehensible for himself, his life is senseless, if love is not revealed to him, if he does not encounter love, if he does not experience it and make it his own, if he does not participate intimately in it.
— St. John Paul II, REDEMPTOR HOMINIS

About the Ministry Internship

In year one of Confirmation we had two service days that we organized as a group experience. For the final year of Confirmation prep we invite the candidates to select a way in which they want to serve the community in their own way. The most important aspect to consider is: "How can I serve others in the name of Jesus?"

Deep within every human soul is not only the desire for love, but the need to pour it out as well. Get yourself to a quiet place and pray on how you could serve a need in the practice of Christ's teaching of love. Consider the beatitudes:

The text of St. Matthew runs as follows:

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some suggestions:        

 

• Be an altar server
• Be a Children’s Liturgy of the Word        Volunteer
• Be a sacristan
• Help set up/clean up for Thursday  Adoration
• Grow the Parish Community
• Volunteer at hospitality Sundays
• Volunteer at a nursing home
• Cook meals for a friend or relative in need
• Spend time with special needs kids
• Clean/organize for the elderly
• Collect donations for a charity

• Peer mentor at school
• Tutor younger kids at school
• Volunteer with a local charity
• Habitat for Humanity
• Make and deliver Hope bags
• Support a food pantry
• Routinely work a soup kitchen
• Catholic Charities
• St. Vincent DePaul Village
• Northwest Assistive Ministries
• Collect blanket donations
• Be an usher
• Be a greeter
• Be a lector